Wow, a few warm days, a little sun and “hocus pocus” we have Crocus! It’s magic. This morning the sun is gone and fog has drizzled in.
The Crocus are drenched in dew and not even open – in anticipation of the snow in today’s forecast? But still their blooms exclaim and dot the garden. Maybe Mr. Rabbit and I are reaching an understanding as these have yet to be eaten.
I just commented on Donna’s garden at Gardens Eye View – she has so much blooming and is not that far from me geographically – and now I must eat my words as I, too, have more going on than I thought! Glory of the Snow, Chionodoxa luciliae is blooming throughout the garden even in places where I’ve yet to clean up.
I cleaned up the Potager first so I could plant at every opportunity (the peas are finally sown!), but I haven’t cleaned up much else of the garden as it is water logged. Let’s just say the ground squishes beneath the garden clogs. I managed to get to this small area of the Woodland Edge yesterday before more rain because the Nodding Onions are poking their way through and upon closer inspection, (please ignore the Creeping Charlie) Scilla siberica ‘Spring Beauty.’
To my surprise my Daffodils have blooms(!) though they are still under wrap. They grow right before my eyes – inches a day. I swear they were just tiny nubs last I looked!
I should really map my bulbs as I have a few things coming up that I am not sure of. This may be a Woodland Tulip.
I am surprised to see tulips emerging. I’m not sure what variety this is.
Out front the first of the Reticulated Iris blooms right through the Russian Sage.
Last Fall I finally planted some Snowdrops and thought oh, I will look for those right away! But I could not predict last December’s ice storm and the glacial drifts that burdened the garden. This poor Snowdrop looks crushed! I hope it forms a nice clump one day.
I am anticipating the first Service Berry, Amelanchier laevis blooms. They look ready.
I will be so deflated if it snows and sticks after this morning’s walk (no socks!) through the gardens and the sight of all these happenings on Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day. Another gracious thank you to Carol of May Dreams Gardens for hosting.